Thurmond plans to retire before the upcoming season, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.
Capable of playing throughout the defensive backfield, Thurmond teamed with Malcolm Jenkins to give the Eagles a top safety duo in 2015. Only 28 years old and arguably the top defensive free agent still available on the market, Thurmond is presumably retiring due to concerns about his long-term health. He played all 16 games last season, but made just 22 regular-season appearances from 2011 to 2014, primarily limited by a slew of lower-body injuries.
Thurmond (elbow/shoulder) is active for Sunday's game against the Bills.
Thurmond practiced fully this week and looks like he'll check in at reasonable health in what represents a critical matchup for both teams' playoff hopes. With the Bills expected to utilize a run-heavy approach in Sunday's game, Thurmond could end up spending more time in the box, which should still lend itself to plenty of tackle opportunities. The safety has recorded 19 combined stops over his last two games.
Thurmond (hamstring) is active Sunday against the Patriots.
After missing Wednesday's practice, Thurmond put in full practices Thursday and Friday and he'll be in the lineup at safety in a tough road test against the Patriots. Despite the matchup, he's been hot lately, as he's forced fumbles in two of his last three games.
Thurmond (hamstring) is listed as probable for Sunday's game in New England.
Thurmond missed Wednesday's practice but then logged full sessions both Thursday and Friday. He's had some issues in coverage the past few weeks, but with 20 tackles over the last three games, Thurmond still makes for a solid IDP choice.
Thurmond (hamstring) practiced fully Thursday, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Following an upgrade from DNP to full in the first two practices of the week, Thurmond's workload was clearly being monitored. In addition to three early-season interceptions, Thurmond has been a reliable IDP threat in his first campaign with the Eagles, supplying 56 tackles (41 solo), two sacks, and two forced fumbles in 11 games.
Thurmond (hamstring/calf) did not practice Wednesday.
While Byron Maxwell has struggled since leaving the comfy confines of the Legion of Boom, Thurmond has excelled in his new home with the Eagles, filling in nicely at safety for the struggling defense. The 28-year-old converted cornerback was able to play in last Thursday's brutal Thanksgiving loss to the Lions despite an injury to his hamstring, so it's possible Thurmond could suit up against the Patriots this Sunday, but that decision likely won't arrive until closer to the weekend.
Eagles safety Walter Thurmond grabbed a late-game interception and added four tackles in Sunday's 24-17 win over the Jets.
In three games, Thurmond has set a single-season career-high in interceptions with two. He picked up a couple in the preseason as well and has routinely been in good position in the secondary during his brief time with the Eagles.
For someone playing his first season ever at safety, Thurmond has been the Eagles' anchor next to safety Malcolm Jenkins.
The Eagles have made a lot of moves to improve their defense this offseason, one of which was to bring Walter Thurmond aboard.
Most thought he would play cornerback, but Chip Kelly announced Thursday that Thurmond has moved to safety, per nj.com.
Thurmond said the coaching staff approached him about the idea some time ago, giving him the option to compete at either position.
"It was a couple weeks ago, just after the draft, they asked me how I would feel about moving to safety,'' Thurmond said. "They said I could stay and compete at corner, or I could move to safety and compete there. After drafting three corners, even though some of them might be safeties, they thought it would be better for me at safety. I'm good with it. I just want to play."
The move is intriguing given that Thurmond has never played a game at the safety position, but he isn't concerned too much about that.
"I've played it in practice, but never in a game,'' Thurmond said. "In this defense, though, it's not much different than playing in the nickel.''
Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans likes the changes that the team has made to its defense in the offseason.
"We got better on the outside, which we struggled at last year,” Ryans said, per ESPN. “We had a lot of struggles there on the outside at the corner position, so I feel we've upgraded there with (Byron) Maxwell , a guy that you've seen make a lot of plays for the Seahawks. A guy like Kiko (Alonso), who his rookie year was a really outstanding player, up for defensive rookie of the year, a playmaker all over the field, and another guy in (Walter) Thurmond , who is expected to definitely push guys to be the starting corner on the other side. So I feel like we upgraded at a lot of positions, and I feel like it's really going to improve our defense."
The Eagles announced they signed cornerback Walter Thurmond to a one-year deal. Playing for the Giants last year, he tore his pectoral in Week 2 and spent the rest of the season on injured reserve.
The Giants announced Tuesday they placed cornerback Walter Thurmond (pectoral) and wide receiver Jerrel Jernigan (foot) on season-ending injured reserve.
Thurmond had surgery Tuesday for a torn pectoral muscle and will need 3-4 months recovery. Jernigan has a mid-foot sprain, but he will not need surgery. There is no timetable for his recovery.
The Giants filled the openings on the roster by promoting wide receiver Julian Talley and linebacker Dan Fox from the practice squad.
The Giants confirmed cornerback Walter Thurmond has a torn pectoral and will undergo surgery Tuesday.
Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond suffered a torn pectoral Week 2 against the Cardinals, a league source told ProFootballTalk.com. He is expected to undergo surgery this week and miss the remainder of the season.
Giants cornerback Walter Thurmond left Sunday's game against the Cardinals due to a pectoral injury. He had two solo tackles before leaving the game.
Free agent cornerback Walter Thurmond agreed to a one-year contract with the Giants, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter. He played in 12 games for the Seahawks last season, recording 32 tackles and a forced fumble and returning an interception for a touchdown.
Thurmond missed the other four games due to suspension.
Free agent cornerback Walter Thurmond will visit the Jaguars, reports Yahoo Sports. He played in 12 games for the Seahawks last season, making 32 tackles and returning an interception for a touchdown.
Thurmond was suspended for four games for violating the league's substance abuse policy.
The Seahawks announced a couple of roster moves on Friday. Cornerback Walter Thurmond has been activated from roster exempt status and cornerback Perrish Cox has been released.
Thurmond registered 31 tackles and one interception for a touchdown before serving a four-game suspension.
The NFL announced Tuesday Seahawks cornerback Walter Thurmond has been suspended four games for violating the league policy and program for substances of abuse. Thurmond will be eligible to return to the active roster Dec. 23.
Seahawks defensive back Walter Thurmond is facing a four-game suspension, according to a report by NFL.com Sunday. Thurmond reportedly violated the league's substance abuse policy, and will begin serving a suspension upon dropping his appeal early this week. The suspension will likely run through the end of the regular season.
Thurmond has been a solid part of the Seahawks' defense this season, racking up 31 tackles and one interception.
Seahawks defensive back Walter Thurmond came down with an interception return for a touchdown during Sunday’s win over the Vikings on Week 11.
Thurmond jumped on a route and picked off Christian Ponder in the fourth quarter. He took the pick back 29 yards for the score. He finished the game with three total tackles (two solo) and one pass defended in a 41-20 victory.